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3.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 5 3.00 (4,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Harris Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780743569637
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A THRILLER OF POWER, POLITICS, CORRUPTION AND MURDER

 

The role of a ghostwriter is to make his client look good, not to uncover the truth. But what happens when the client is a major political figure, and the truth could change the course of history?

 

Adam Lang, the controversial former prime minister of Britain, is writing his memoirs. But his first ghostwriter dies under shocking circumstances, and his replacement—whose experience lies in portraying aging rock stars and film idols—knows little about Lang’s inner circle. Flown to join Lang in a secure house on the remote shores of Martha’s Vineyard in the depths of winter, cut off from everyone and everything he knows, he comes to realize he should never have taken the job.

 

It’s not just his predecessor’s mysterious death that haunts him, but Adam Lang himself. Deep in Lang’s past are buried shocking secrets…secrets with the power to alter world politics…secrets with the power to kill. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Ghost [Writer] has got the goods.” 

    Stephen King

  • “Taut, clear…unfolds with clarity and panache—and with a classy twist on the very last page…nicely lubricated with humor.” 

    New York Times

  • “Harris has managed to write a superior entertainment that is also an angry portrait of todays political reality.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Blazes to a satisfying close.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/7/2014

    " Super book. It was one of Stephen King's picks for the top ten books of 2007, and I believe it deserved that honor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 1/26/2014

    " This is the first book I have ever read by this author. It was very readable, and I may try more in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaileigh Linton | 1/23/2014

    " I thought this was very slow, could barely keep the characters straight because they were very boring. It was a good idea, just poorly executed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/14/2014

    " Excellent read, gripping tension with modern reference - good twist at end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/9/2014

    " I loved this book. I am contemplating changing my raring from four stars to five stars. Excellent story with a real surprise ending - something a little hard to come by these days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 1/7/2014

    " saw movie first and it very closely followed the book. it felt weird to read dialogue which i already heard. like the end of the book much better than the movie, a little more ambiguous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A. Adlilah | 1/6/2014

    " I am in love with the ghost writer in this book. Somehow I picture him as this handsome and smart looking man. Too bad he is dead at the end of the book. Though, this is purely my interpretation on how the book ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Astika Puspaningtyas | 12/18/2013

    " lupa mau review apa..bacanya kapan taun imi.. tp overall bagus, emang genre yang aku suka sih...ga ketebak endingnya.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Su Armitage | 11/16/2013

    " I'm about 3/4 done with this, really really good, can hardly put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Nadolny | 10/14/2013

    " eh... It was ok. again, I wish there were 10 stars on this site. I'd give it 5 out of 10. It was an enjoyable before bed book, but nothing thought provoking and I never had a problem putting it down (like you do when you are reading a really intriguing book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ratna | 10/4/2013

    " I wish I could read the original version of this book instead of the translated one. I like the POV, quite refreshing for a political-thriller book ;) It's a fun read especially if you love conspiracy theories like I do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamala Hansford | 2/12/2013

    " Quick and easy read, good airline book, esp. ax the atlantic! The ghost of Tony Blair is evident, reads a bit like a script for a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 10/24/2012

    " This is an okay book -- started off great, but left me wondering exactly what happened at the end. Too many loose ends and unexplained events. Could have been more conclusive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/23/2012

    " Wish I had read the book before I saw the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Rachel | 8/18/2012

    " Entertaining and fluffy ... like my cat and Facebook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LDuchess | 5/23/2012

    " Compelling! I couldn't put it down. Harris was himself a ghost writer. Now (2010) a movie getting great reviews, and it sounds like it follows the book. When I added this book to my list, I noted "Excellent!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charisse VanDerwerken | 7/3/2011

    " This book drew me in from the beginning. It was a smooth and enjoyable read, plus I was surprised by the ending - how cool is that? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/25/2011

    " Moves a little too slow. I love Harris' historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/23/2011

    " Awesome political intrigue. Had me on the edge of my seat and turning page after page well into the night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 5/20/2011

    " Didn't really impress me. Another US President that gets involved in things he shouldn't. The ending also seemed a bit unfinished to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/16/2011

    " Interesting... a good page turner. Obviously, given the genre, far fetched in many ways, but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 5/8/2011

    " Enjoyable read.. I mean "listen" since I heard it during my desert ride on CD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/5/2011

    " Very fast moving, thriler, edge of the seat book, etc.
    Recommend this to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darkmond | 4/28/2011

    " I love the film...
    I also prefer the ending in the movie than in this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/6/2011

    " Great page turner with a good twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garnett | 4/4/2011

    " It says a lot about a writer who can turn a boring, dated plot line into a gripping pageturner. I think that this is Robert Harris's worst effort, and I can't wait to read his next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 4/4/2011

    " Book upon which the 2010 movie, "The Ghost Writer," starring Ewan McGregor & Pierce Brosnan, was based. Well-written--the movie was very faithful to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 4/3/2011

    " A good action book. A little predictable but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 O.C. | 3/29/2011

    " Tony Blair meets 'the Blair witch.'
    Writer hired to finish bio of ex Brit PM after 1st dies.
    Twists and turns with best left till last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suby | 3/27/2011

    " Well written but lacks the punch! "

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About the Author
Author Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of ten best-selling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, and Dictator. Several of his books have been adapted to film, including The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages.

About the Narrator

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the LA Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel. His audiobook narration has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.